Ethiopia Market Profile

April 16, 2014 - 11:35am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The opening sentence of Egypt's new constitution describes the country as the river Nile's gift to Egyptians. It is a grand claim, but one that helps explain Egypt's indignation at the ongoing construction of a blockage on the Nile, thousands of miles upstream: the $4.7bn (£2.8bn) Grand Ethiopian Renaissance dam (Gerd).
April 10, 2014 - 5:15pm from Acumen Fund Blog
What’s New at Acumen? Acumen welcomed 3 new classes of Regional Fellows in Pakistan, India, and East Africa +Acumen launched its second course on Human Centered Design and its first course on
April 8, 2014 - 7:43pm from MicroCapital
The European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), a Luxembourg-based network of approximately 130 microfinance organizations and individuals, has announced the 5th European Microfinance Award, which is themed “Microfinance and the Environment” to celebrate institutions offering new initiatives in environmental stewardship and sustainability in natural resources management. An award of EUR 100,000 (USD 132,000) will be presented by the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs – ...
March 26, 2014 - 3:01am from MicroCapital
The Seed Initiative, a Germany-based nonprofit institution that supports small-scale social and environmental enterprises in emerging economies, recently announced that it is accepting applications for the “2014 Seed Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development,” a set of annual awards presented to entrepreneurs in developing countries that Seed deems to be the “…most promising, innovative and locally led…[and that have the] potential to contribute significantly to sustainable ...
March 13, 2014 - 4:35pm from Acumen Fund Blog
Acumen is pleased to announce an investment in AGFlow Ventures, the majority owner of Mekelle Farms, Ethiopia’s largest producer of day-old chicks. Mekelle Farms was established in 2010 to produce productive and disease-resistant chicks for smallholder farmers across Ethiopia. This investment is Acumen’s first in Ethiopia, a country of great potential with a population of over 90 million and GDP growth of  over 7% during the past 5 ...
February 14, 2014 - 11:38am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In July 2003, African leaders meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, committed to allocating 10% of their national budgets to agriculture by 2008, and to increasing annual agricultural growth to 6% of GDP. Their aim: to eliminate hunger, and reduce poverty and food insecurity. Their instrument of choice: the
February 4, 2014 - 8:45am from RemittancesGateway
The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off this year and become fully operational in 2015, the AU Commission (AUC) said here Monday. Following the acceptance of the offer, the Council - at its recent meeting here - requested the AUC to conclude the Host ...
February 4, 2014 - 8:45am from RemittancesGateway
The African Union (AU) Executive Council has accepted Kenya's offer to host the African Institute for Remittances (AIR), which is due to take off this year and become fully operational in 2015, the AU Commission (AUC) said here Monday. Following the acceptance of the offer, the Council - at its recent meeting here - requested the AUC to conclude the Host ...
January 30, 2014 - 4:27pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
As the UN and the African Union (AU) grapple with crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR), the publication of an African Development Bank (AfDB) report on ending conflict and building peace in Africa is nothing if not timely.The
January 23, 2014 - 8:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Food that's sourced well usually tends to taste good too. Maybe that's why so many food lovers go out of their way to sample ingredients from developing countries, ...
January 13, 2014 - 3:17pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Hope City does not yet exist, except as shimmering images of giant beehive towers bathed in a golden light. But Ghana is pressing ahead to build this $10bn (£6.6bn) technology city outside the capital, ...
January 13, 2014 - 12:41pm from RemittancesGateway
Ferezer Yared, 21, was gazing in anticipation at a queue screen at the main branch of the Oromia International Bank (OIB), located in the Senga Tera area of Ras Abebe Aregay Street, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was waiting to collect 200 dollars sent to him for the Christmas holiday by an uncle living in Seattle, US. He is among the 39pc ...
January 13, 2014 - 12:41pm from RemittancesGateway
Ferezer Yared, 21, was gazing in anticipation at a queue screen at the main branch of the Oromia International Bank (OIB), located in the Senga Tera area of Ras Abebe Aregay Street, on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He was waiting to collect 200 dollars sent to him for the Christmas holiday by an uncle living in Seattle, US. He is among the 39pc ...
December 12, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
As Kenya marks 50 years of independence from Great Britain on Thursday, politicians, commentators and citizens are reflecting on how the country has changed – and looking ahead to what the next-half century has in store.Commemorative stamps have been printed, more than 60,000 people are ...
December 5, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
There seems to be strong political will to do what is needed to end poverty once and for all. But what, concretely, do we need to do? Many things, if we're going to do it right.It is clearly not only a question of growth, although growth, of course, is essential. Through strong – and targeted – growth, China has been able to ...
November 15, 2013 - 12:01am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Nathan Byukusenge, tired after a long training ride, casts his mind back. "Before cycling I did many different jobs. Sometimes I worked building houses, sometimes taxi bike … I was racing two years before Team Rwanda. When I start cycling, I hoped to win many races. I hoped to change my ...
November 14, 2013 - 2:01pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Resilience is the buzzword of the moment in humanitarian circles, usually referring to the ability of an individual or institution to absorb stresses and recover from shocks. There are good reasons why resilience is in the spotlight: many emergency needs stem from chronic situations, not sudden crises.Between 2000 and 2009, Afghanistan, ...
November 8, 2013 - 1:38pm from Development Impact - News, views, methods, and insights from the world of impact evaluation
On the CSAE blog – the reverse couch potato effect-  the impact of inspirational movies on aspirations and short-term behavior – new work by Stefan Dercon, Tanguy Bernard, Kate Orkin and Alemayehu Taffesse. The blog post has a couple of examples of the movies used to show people in rural Ethiopia how people like them had ...
November 1, 2013 - 6:30am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Polio has broken out in Syria. What are we going to do about it? There are refugees starving in the Sahara and drowning off Italy. Shias are being massacred in Iraq, Congolese are being raped, Egyptians tortured, Roma trafficked, Pashtun villagers ...
November 1, 2013 - 2:13am from Microfinance Gateway News & Opinion
"Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, Haiti’s Largest Microfinance Institution, Raises $2 Million"